Gloria Stephens in her book Legacy of the Cat says that the Maine Coon colours are:
- Traditional color: Black, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red, cream and white.
- Sepia and mink color: seal, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red and cream.
- Pointed color: seal, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red and cream.
- Pattern: solid colour, tortoiseshell, agouti tabby, mackerel tabby, spotted tabby, classic tabby, silver, tipped colour and parti-colour.
The Maine Coon is recognised in all colours and divisions of the traditional category. Early Maine Coons were brown tabbies. Patterns and colours were added as the breed developed.
CFA breed standard
It is pointless me listing all the Maine Coon colours as the list is enormous. And you can see it by clicking on the link below which takes you to the CFA breed standard. The breed standard is comprehensive.
The Maine Coon eye colours are: copper, gold, yellow, hazel, green, aqua, blue and odd-eye color.
Some Maine Coon examples
Yes, this slide show works even if the opening screen is completely black!
Here is a red beauty. I’d call her a red-and-white tabby but I am probably incorrect 🙂 !
SOME MORE ON THE MC: